Thursday, December 17, 2009

Want Some Money?

What do you think?  Did that get your attention?  I hope so, ‘cause this is a completely lame “self promotion” post.  I hate “self promotion” posts—almost as much as I hate over using quotation marks.

However, I have nothing to blog about tonight.  I’m exhausted, and all I’ve done this week is bake for other people and driven my kids back and forth to practices.  Tomorrow is my last day before Christmas break, so that means I’ll get the flu in about 3 days.  Not kidding.

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Adi from Houzz contacted me last week and asked if I would do an interview feature on their website.  I told her she would have to contact my agent first, but I don’t think she found that funny.  In seriousness, though, she wrote up a great little interview article that features a bunch of pictures from my home.  Some you’ve seen and perhaps some you haven’t.  If you’d like to stop by and comment, you might just walk away with a $50.00 gift card to Pottery Barn

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As if I wasn’t feeling pretty cool about myself already, Ohdeedoh featured my daughter’s bedroom mural on their site today.  I didn’t try the agent joke this time, but I giggled at the thought.  Hopefully, you’re not too sick of this picture yet (I’m getting a little sick of it for you).  Feel free to go see what they have to say and then (as true friends would do) make fun of me for how cool I think I am right now.

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I’m hoping to be back this weekend with something.  And I’m hoping that that something isn’t the flu.

89 comments:

Cheryl said...

Congrats on being asked to be featured at Houzz. Too bad that gal didn't have a sense of humor. I would of giggled with you. I am not sick of your mural. I think it looks great. I love the colors in that room and the fabrics you chose. It makes me smile to see it.
Heres hoping you DON'T get the flu.

Michelle@Fromhousetohome said...

Congrats on your feature, so exciting! I'm not sick of that picture at all, it's beautiful.
~Michelle

JennyO said...

Great article - your sense of humor came out. Made me proud of you! :-)

Gina Sisco said...

I would never get tired of those pictures, totally fabulous. Mural is out of this world great. Congrats on your feature.

Cheri said...

Now that is something to be featured at Houzz, congrats! As for the tree in your daughter's room, I LOVE what you did, you are very talented. Hope you don't get the flu, we'd miss you.
MERRY CHRISTMAS!

1 Funky Woman said...

Love the mural how did you do it? I also love the chalkboard in the kitchen!
Megan

Mom's Place said...

I can't get tired of seeing your pictures! They inspire me! Really, they do!

Rachelle said...

You're so lame Chris. Just stop. Get over yourself.

Okay, I can't lie to you. You know this. :) You're fabbbbbulouso. I'll take my Pottery Barn gift card now, thanks.

Love your house and you, wish I could stalk you more closely. For real.

;)

Congrats!

Chris said...

Cheryl, I didn't really tell her to call my agent. I probably should have clarified my bad joke. Adi from Houzz was extremely friendly...and I'm suspecting she would have laughed at my agent joke. :)

Tracy said...

Your tree is totally cool. I'm inspired to do one now. And you should be impressed with yourself about now !

Amy O'Connor said...

Congrats on being featured! Your house is adorable and I just love your kitchen. I don't think I could get tired of the pic of your mural, either. It's just so pretty and the color is awesome!

Beverly said...

Congrats on the features ... maybe the agent isn't such a bad idea ;)

SO not sick of seeing the tree ... you just make me have to convince myself not to start one in my house.

christy said...

You desreve it! That mural is fantastic, love the colors & the new bed. The previous room was "cute", but this is way beyond that. Major kudos! To think you do stuff like that, blog & Teach full-time, plus home life makes me feel like a slacker!

Cindy said...

That is so awesome that you were featured. You totally deserve it. We are building a house and I plan on using so many of your ideas. The mural is so wonderful! Love ya!

jewels said...

Just found your blog via ohdeedoh! Your room reminds me of how we did our daughter's at our old place!! And now thanks to you, I've found new inspiration and encouragement to do something creative again. I'm adding your blog to my google reader!! :)

Cheers,
jewels

Nicole said...

Congrats on the write-up. I think the agent joke was funny. ;-) And I COMPLETELY know what you mean about the flu... I was a teacher for 8 years, and I got sick over every break! You let your body relax, and then get slammed with illness. Hope it skips you this time!

HouseMama said...

I can't wait to see more pics of your home - it's be.a.u.ti.ful! Merry, Merry Christmas to you and your family (and yes...even the big dog!).

Jamie said...

That's so exciting! Congrats! The pictures look great & the interview too. Oh! And your picture...wow...you're gorgeous!

Bryan & Mary Jane said...

I love your picture so much, I put it on my blog to keep for a memory when I HAVE a girl in my house:) I love everything you do- it is so creative and beautiful. Think happy thougts and take your zinc, ginko biloba, eat oranges and you won't get the flu! Your too funny!

duchess said...

Congrats to you!!
Hope your Christmas season slows down & you can enjoy some of it without being sick.

Susan Crabtree said...

I am ALWAYS sick over Christmas & usually at least one kid is too! Good times! I love your tree mural-so chic!

Keith and Crystal said...

what a great honor to be featured I think every blogger wishes for this. Congrats and way to go. I can totally see why your blog is awesome, happy holidays

Crystal Allure Beaded Jewelry said...

congrats on the feature! I am loving the kitchen. Your house is much like mine (colonial) and I would have never expected that style kitchen in a colonial. Hmmm..makes me want to reconsider some of my design ideas for my kitchen redo.
-Stephanie

Jamie said...

Congrats on the great features!

Juggling Thoughts said...

Congrats on being featured!!! How cool :)

HAPPY HOLIDAYS! PS - today is our last day for the 2 week break...I'm stoked!

Mandy said...

Bless your heart!
I've gotten a cold the last THREE years on Thanksgiving...right on schedule every year!

I HOPE you don't get sick...think healthy & get some rest this weekend!!

I LOVE that your house was featured & LOVE that picture of your daughter's room...I so WISH I could get mine to cleaned up to even TAKE a picture in there!!

Looking forward to reading your holiday adventures! :)

Merry Christmas!

Hillcrest Acres said...

Congratulations!!! What an achievement. Your daughter's room is adorable.

Merry Christmas!

Rambling Girl said...

Nope not sick at all..My little girl saw this bed and now we have to get one for her....Love the house pics!

prashant said...

Great article - your sense of humor came out. Made me proud of you!

Work from home India

Love Being a Nonny said...

I'm hoping it's not the flu too!! I get sick when I am exhausted!!

Oh, and I can see WHY they wanted to feature you...good grief girl...it's beautiful!

beadweaver said...

Congratulations! I like your mural!

Anonymous said...

Your home is awesome, and you often make me giggle, but I have also learned so kudos to you.

East Coast Suburbanite said...

Congrats. and I'm not surprised your home is gorgeous.

Jen C. said...

Oh my goodness! Never would have thought of cherry floors with white cabinets but your kitchen looks great!

You deserve your accolades, so by all means bask in them for the moment. :-)

B & S said...

I'm excited I found your site I love your style.

*** said...

I love that you are being featured. Your daughters bedroom was one I stopped and looked at for a long time. It's beautiful and fresh and creative. Thanks for sharing so many great ideas with us. Oh, and I love a white cupboard kitchen. Take care and we'll all send good thoughts your way that you don't get the flu!

Anonymous said...

that lasat commment was from me, Jill. I don't know what happened to my name, sorry!

Charity said...

You show that mural with PRIDE girl!! You did a great job with it and it is beautiful. I havent the guts to try myself yet...Maybe a tank top would help? hehe. Thanks for all your wonderful posts on your blog.

Richella said...

Dear God, please don't let Chris get the flu.

Congratulations on all the press! I loved your interview at Houzz. It was fun to see all those pictures together.

Here's to a wonderful, restful, non-fluish Christmas break for you.

Julia Feitner said...

I saw your Houzz interview - it was WONDERFUL! Congrats - you totally deserve the exposure! Your work is always phenomenal! (I'm the dumb one on the Houzz comments who accidentally added my photo HUGE, and then couldn't figure out how to delete the comment.) I'm really not THAT narcissistic, it really was an accident! Congrats again!

Loretta Valenta said...

Love your home and the creative things you do! And I love that you were featured at Houzz! You make me want to make my home better -- thank you for that!

Stacey said...

Congrats! I LOVE the tree in your daughters room and wish I could be so talented!

I know what you mean about being sick around Christmas....my oldest 2 daughters were up in the middle of the night puking and are off school today - yuck!

~Stacey
csfish@roadrunner.com

Brady and Berta said...

Congratulations! Love the mural, hope that you enjoy your feature.

Amy said...

I absolutely love your tree mural! Great idea.

Brittanycw said...

Congrats on your home and your rooms in it!! You are sure a inspiration and I love all your pictures. Have a merry Christmas and I hope you do stay away from the flu so you can enjoy your holiday more! =]!!

Kristi said...

It was so cool to see your tree mural on ohdeedoh!!! I feel pretty cool for reading your blog!

JoshuaBontrager said...

Very nice interview and I love your house!

Holl said...

Love the pics. Everything looks so clean. Would love to win.
rhtaggart@msn.com
Holly

Susan in SC said...

Congratulations on you being featured at Houzz! You are so talented.

Susie from Bienvenue said...

Congrats girl! Now we are Houzz sistas! I love the tree and dont think I will ever get tired of looking at it....get some rest...not the flu...we would miss you too much.

RNSANE said...

How exciting....you are a celebrity, as you well deserve to be! It's exciting that you are featured at Houzz...I am on my way there from here! Take care and do not get the flu! At least, avoid it till after Christmas!

Andrea said...

Congrats to YOU! You work hard on your Blog. I am inspired by your creativity but what keeps me coming back is your sense of humor and grace with which you live your life!

Lily of the Valley said...

I appreciate the mural and the process by which you did it.

Carrie said...

Congratulations! That's awesome...and so deserved, your talents are beauitful and lovely and should be shared with everyone! Great job! I love her room! :)

patrice said...

Congrats on your featur and interview

Kristen said...

OMG it's the tree again? (Someone had to say that, you knew it would be me.) Congrats on being featured with such a great article! I totally would've commented but I was too lazy to register. Srsly - if you EVEN get a talk show if you don't hire me to be your agent, I have your address, and I am not afraid of your DH's cutsie ammo basket. I passed some argyle socks today and thought of you - hope you don't get sick. Be cozy and enjoy your break!

Dee said...

I think the pics of what you have done look great. Is that really the outside of your house??? who does the cleaning?
Here's to NOT getting the flu.

Jamie said...

*passes eggnog* Here is hoping you do not get the flu. Lots of rest. As if that will happen :D Congrats on being featured, that is awesome. Have a beautiful Sunday.

Misty Rice said...

Its the first I have seen of your daughters room and its beautiful. So I am not sick of it....

You have a lovely home and are very blessed.

Happy Holidays.

PS: I don't get to shop pottery barn often, its pretty expensive. But I will say the stuff I have gotten are still with me today. Such nice things.

I recently found this espresso toddler table and chairs I want to get my 20 month old for Christmas. Maybe Ill actually win a gift card and make it happen? :)

April said...

You must adore robin's egg blue just like I do. I'm sitting here showing my husband your daughters' room saying how it is exactly how I want to do our daughters' room. He was worried about the tree until I told him it was done from a projector. He really has to do it now. Do you have boys? I would love to see their rooms.

Brenda@let'splayhouse said...

GORGEOUS!!! I love the colours of your cushions against the wall colour - striking! Great job!!!!!!

Mommy said...

Your house is fabulous! Your daughter's room is oh wow!...gorgeous! Love it :)

Susanne said...

I just found your blog, and I love it!! I love your simple clean design. Thank you for the wonderful ideas, and taking the time to share them with all of us.

Nancy said...

I had my last day yesterday and I came down with Bronchitis! I hear you about getting sick over break and right before Christmas. LOVED YOUR TREE! You have a great BLOG! Nancy from OHIO

LuckyStarErin said...

what is the paint color in your tree room? It is a perfect Tiffany-ish blue. These pictures are great!
Erin

Andrea @ Big Creek Cottage said...

I love your tree....wow..you did that yourself....I am not only impressed but a bit jealous....you should be so proud....

Anonymous said...

You should feel very proud of yourself :). I love those websites and having them feature you means a job well done! traciek@sonic.net

Rachel Phelan said...

I just recently found your blog and you're so talented! Thanks for sharing your ideas. I love your daughter's room, excellent job. Merry Christmas!

Susan said...

I'm not tired of seeing the tree mural so please don't apologize. I hope you have a wonderful Christmas! (did you get a flu shot?)

Adventures in Dressmaking said...

I saw the tree mural thing, congrats!

Lauren said...

Congrats on being featured on HOuzz!!

Melanie said...

Congrats on being featured on Houzz. I love their website. I know exactly how you feel about doing so much and then coming down with the flu. That is what I just told my husband. We have moved 800 miles from home about 5 weeks ago and we had a car wreck when we got up here and it just all seems like too much sometimes. I didn't even put up a tree this year. My parents flew up from Florida to stay for a week and I have run myself silly. I am hoping the flu doesn't find me next week either. Merry Christmas.

Anonymous said...

Congrats on being featured, that is awesome! I just found your blog from The Nester and love your style!
Mary Beth

Misty said...

When do you need my address to send that Pottery Barn gift card? Just let me know or call my agent!

Devonay@LumpkinAndMe said...

Too bad for her if she didn't have a sense of humor! And good for you for being featured! I love the mural. I'm not sick of it, but wish my daughter hadn't seen it. Now she wants it on her wall! I'm not sure if I'm up to the task. Love your blog! Keep up the great work!

kmecoul said...

Positive thoughts... No flu for you this year... Your house is abolutley georgeous... What's the secret to keeping it so neat and tidy?

Tracey said...

The mural is really really cute. Congrats on the feature...I checked it out.

writing4612 said...

Congrats on the features!

The link you gave for Ohdeeoh doesn't link to your article, it links to the site. I've looked through lots of articles on their site and still can't find it.

Emily Anne Leyland ( Art-n-Sewl) said...

How did I miss these beautiful redo posts??? You did FANTASTIC!!! I seriously have been wanting to do my daughters room very similar and wanted to do a tree too! LOVE it!!! I am going to copy that tree. Good job girl!

Lisa said...

How can so much talent be in one person? Share the love JAG!

Kathleen said...

oooohhh, congrats ~ that's a fun honor. I love your clean kitchen. If someone would come over and make mine look that way, I'd be in heaven. Doesn't look like you've been baking in there... ;-)

I also heard the flu was on the decline so maybe, just maybe, you'll miss it this year. Fingers crossed!
Merry Christmas too!

Monica said...

Congrats on being asked to be featured at Houz!! Your home is totally fabulous!!!

teresa said...

love your blog. such great ideas and beautiful pictures. you are so creative! neat that you were featured at Houzz.

nicole said...

I love the tree. You should be proud to show it off. you are very talented. Congrats on the feature

The Classy Woman said...

I am LOVING your daughter's tree mural! Gorgeous!! I've saved that pic as inspiration for a future baby/child's room. The color combination is goregous in that room. Love the rest of your home too. Very clean, neat and organized.

Raena Johnson said...

thank you for posting the beautiful pictures. i love it all and for being introduced to houzz. do you make decorating house calls? i'm desperate.

moorefamily said...

Love love love your kitchen!!!! Oh and that tree...

You Paid More Than Me said...

Yay! Congrats to you, thats wonderful. Happy new year

Elizabeth said...

Congratulations!! Your home is beautiful and I especially love the tree that you painted in your girl's room! It makes me wish I owned my home (instead of renting) so that I could do that to my daughter's room!

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